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Buying tax liens is no longer legal in North Carolina and property ownership is only changed by recorded deed or will.
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The due date is September 1. A discount is offered by the county if paid by August 31. (Aberdeen, Cameron, Carthage, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Taylortown, Vass, and Whispering Pines municipalities do not allow a 2% discount). Taxpayers have until January 5th to pay without a penalty. Please contact your town to find out if they offer a discount as well.
Yes, partial payments can be made anytime before taxes become past due. If taxes are past due, you should contact the collections office to set up payment arrangements (CONTACT US).
Yes, prepayment amounts would be based on the previous year’s tax value and tax rates and would be subject to settlement when the value, rates, and bill are finalized.
Yes, as part of our commitment to providing citizens with efficient, convenient service, Moore County Tax Department has partnered with Municipal Services Bureau( MSB) to offer payment of taxes over the internet at Pay Taxes page or by telephone by calling 1-833-303-6673. Payments can be made by e-check, or debit or credit card. Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover are accepted. A one time convenience fee will be assessed by MSB when making payment.
North Carolina law states that all taxable real property shall be listed and billed in the name of the owner as of January 1st each year. If this is a bill for real property that was sold on or after January 1st, you may mail the tax bill directly to the new owner. It is Moore County Tax Department policy to provide a copy of the tax bill to the new owner as soon as possible. If you purchased property after January 1 and did not receive that specific tax bill, please call our office 910-947-2255.
Foreclosures by the Moore County Tax Collector's Office are performed by Zacchaeus Legal Services, pursuant to North Carolina General Statute §105-374. Tax foreclosures are posted approximately four weeks prior to the sale date.
The sales are conducted by Zacchaeus Legal Services in the lobby of the Moore County Courts Facility. The properties are sold at a public auction to the highest bidder.
You or a representative should be present to place a bid; however the bid is left open for 10 days for upset bids. The upset bid process is handled by the Moore County Clerk of Court’s office.
There is no set schedule. Scheduling is posted on the Zaccheus Legal Services website.
The foreclosure process may be started in April of the year in which the tax bill becomes delinquent.
Mortgage companies are provided tax bills upon request. Please contact your mortgage company or refer to your mortgage statement for further details.
The Tax Office issues beer/wine license, however, the license must first be obtained from the NC ABC Board and the municipality in which you are located, if applicable. Copies of those licenses are required by our office. Beer and Wine licenses can be obtained from our collections office. Questions can be directed to 910-947-4116. Further information can be obtained on starting a new business by visiting www.nccommerce.com.